Advertisements That is very good advice, I can see that it would be very useful. I did look that up about Sveasoft and updating the firmware to see the logging (apparently, linksys comes stock with only log of last few attempts in the web interface). Anyway, I did get it working today. Apparently it was a faulty serial cable. I plugged in the new cable turned off the software firewall and I made the test call with no problem. Then the daily call was made with no problem either. Now, my tivo is running 6.2. My plan was to go to radioshack and buy all the parts and try to make my own. I also purchased a cable from 9thTee just to have for future use. Any I bought the following parts, to create the cable: This is what you will need from your local Radio Shack: 9-Position Female Solder D-Sub Connector - Cat# 276-1538 6ft Shielded Extension Cable (1/8") - Cat# 42-2387 9-Position D-Sub Hood - Cat# 276-1539 (Optional) Cut one end off the cable and solder the following: Red Wire (Tip) -> Pin2 Black Wire (Ring) -> Pin3 Silver Wire (Sleeve) -> Pin5 Here's a link to the information I used to make the cable, so maybe I missed something who knows.... but the 9thTee cable works like a champ. I looked over the cable I made and all appears to be right according to the instructions. d e a l d a t b a s e forum site so you'll have to remove the spaces. http://d e a l d a t b a s e/forum/printthread.php?t=9724 Thanks for helping maybe this post will help someone else that's having problems.